This past week I celebrated my son and husband’s birthdays. They were both wonderful relaxing days at home filled with smiles, hugs, and great memories. I had such great days with my guys but during those days and the few days after, I realized something about myself that I didn’t like.
I was a different person on the “birthday days”…let me show you what I mean:
Birthday Day: We all woke up excited, energized, and in GREAT moods! We were being sweet to each other and laughing.
Regular Day: We were tired and grouchy. I was annoyed at how my son wakes up before the sun comes up every single day.
Birthday Day: My son spilled a bag of grated cheese on the floor and I said “uh-oh” and cleaned it up because it was an accident.
Regular Day: He spilled his milk on my duvet (that I just washed) and I totally lost it.
Birthday Day: In Walmart when he wanted to ride the horse at the front, I calmly explained that I didn’t have a quarter and we left.
Regular Day: He wanted to ride the SAME horse again the next day…I said no and started to drag my crying, kicking child out of the store.
Birthday Day: I played the HiHo! Cherry-O Game about 20 times, read Pete the Cat about 30 times, and spent tons of time listening to him tell me stories. I also didn’t say “Just a minute…” a thousand times.
Regular Day: The next day he watched the Disney Channel while I cleaned, caught up on my shows, and got ready.
Birthday Day: We went to the park so that he could play even though it was CRAZY windy outside. It was really fun despite the nasty weather.
Regular Day: It was barely windy a few days later and I wouldn’t let him go jump on the trampoline.
Birthday Day: During my son’s bath that night, I talked to him and just had fun watching him play and splash.
Regular Day: I played on my phone while my son was taking a bath. I mean I had to check my Pinterest and Instagram right?!
Now I am not saying that everyday is like the “regular days” in this comparison. I take my role as a mom very seriously and LOVE to play with him all day. I also know that there are days when we have to let our kids watch TV or do their own thing or nothing would ever get done. I just realized on my son and husband’s birthdays that sometimes I put other things that don’t matter above them. I have realized this week that my attitude GREATLY affects the tone of my household. I am really going to work hard to treat everyone, especially my family, like everyday is their birthday 🙂
I created this fun FREE printable as a reminder to me to always try to make everyone in my life feel “birthday” special!
Download “Treat Everyone Like It’s Their Birthday” Printable Here (Right-click on the image to save it to your computer)
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Can you relate to any of these? Do you find yourself being different on special days?